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10 Loving Ways To Include Your Family on Your Wedding Day

10 Loving Ways To Include Your Family on Your Wedding Day


“Choose a seat, not a side. We’re all family once the knot is tied!”

 

With so much hustle and bustle, you may be wondering how to take the time include your family on your wedding day and make them feel special. After all, these people have supported you the most throughout the years and made you the person that you are today. To help you find the best ways to show the fam some love on the big day, we are sharing some of our favorite ways that our Treasury on the Plaza couples have cherished their loved ones!

 

1. Take a quiet moment to finish getting ready with someone special

 

Mother Daughter Wedding Photo | Treasury on the Plaza | St. Augustine Wedding Venue

Image by Stout Photography

Natalie’s mom helped make sure her gown looked perfect before her first look with Matt.

Mother Daughter Wedding Day Moment | Treasury on the Plaza | St. Augustine Wedding Venue

Image by Alex & Cammy

Katie’s mom helped fasten her stunning diamond choker before she walked down the aisle to Zack.

 

2. Give your parents their moment in the spotlight

 

Sometimes sappy, sometimes sweet, and almost always filled with dad jokes, your parents will rock the mic!

Parents Wedding Day Toast | St. Augustine Wedding Reception Venue The Treasury on the Plaza

Image by J Layne Photography  

Tricia’s parents raised a glass to their daughter and amazing new son-in-law, Mannie!

Touching Wedding Speech from Father of the Bride | Treasury on the Plaza | Bank Wedding Venue in St. Augustine Florida

Image by Rob Futrell 

Touching Wedding Speech from Father of the Bride | Treasury on the Plaza | Bank Wedding Venue in St. Augustine Florida

Image by Rob Futrell 

Leslie’s father gave a touching speech about the moment when he knew that Rob was the right man for his daughter.

 

3. Walk down the aisle with the person (or people) who make you feel confident and calm

 

Walking down the aisle is one of the biggest moments of your wedding day. Having someone by your side who has had a meaningful impact on your life will make that moment all the more special.

Mom walks daughter down the aisle | Treasury on the Plaza Blog

Image by Irrok Photography

Anisha’s mom had the joy of walking her daughter down the aisle to say “I do” to Brandon.

 

Mom and Dad Walk Bride Down The Aisle | Treasury on the Plaza Blog

Image by Meagan Gaines Photography

Who says that only one person can walk you down the aisle!? Both of Heather’s parents were there to give her a steady hand as she walked down the aisle toward August.

 

Uncle walks the bride down the aisle after father passed away | Wedding Ceremony at The Treasury on The Plaza St. Augustine

Image by Ais Portraits

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Amber walked down the aisle with her uncle on her wedding day. Even though her father wasn’t able to be there, she took a piece of him with her by wearing a pair of his shoes as she walked down the aisle.

 

4. Have a special song with your mom, dad, aunt, or uncle? Invite them up for a dance during your wedding reception!

 

Mother Son Dance at the Treasury on the Plaza | Florida Wedding Venue

Image by J Layne Photography  

Father-Daughter Dance | Treasury on the Plaza Wedding Reception Venue

Image by Madison Hope Photography

Mother-Son Dance | Treasury on the Plaza | Wedding Venue in St. Augustine Florida

Image by Monarch Studio

…and hey, if you’re really feeling crazy, give your parents a dance for just the two of them!

Parents Wedding Dance | Treasury on the Plaza | Wedding Venues in St. Augustine Florida

Image by Ivey Pictures

 

5. Make a memory table

 

Showcase pictures of parents, grandparents, and other family members on your wedding day. Include a candle or flowers for those who can’t be with you. A memory table is a beautiful way to honor someone’s memory and have their presence with you as you take the next step.

Wedding Family Photo Display | The Treasury on the Plaza | Wedding Venues in St. Augustine Florida

Image by Brooke Images

Honoring deceased family members on your wedding day | The Treasury on the Plaza | Wedding Venues in St. Augustine Florida

Image by Bethany Walter Photography

Honoring lost loved ones on your wedding day | "Because someone we love is in heaven, there's a little bit of heaven with us today"

Image by J. Mosley Photography

 

6. For the grandparents who like to make a bit more of a statement, switch out Flower Girls for Glitter Grams!

 

Wedding Glitter Grams instead of flower girls | Treasury on the Plaza Wedding

Image by Ashley Steeby Photography

How sweet are these Glitter Grams at Kara and Kyle’s wedding!?

 

7. Take a moment to include the little ones in your wedding ceremony

 

Include your kids in your wedding ceremony | Treasury on the Plaza

Image by Kristen Weaver Photography

We love that Gemma and Brett incorporated Gemma’s two boys in their wedding ceremony. What a sweet family moment full of love!

New Stepfather says wedding vows to his new stepdaughter | Treasury on the Plaza Blog

Image by Life & Love Studio

Jeremy says a few special vows to Trisha’s daughter during their Treasury on the Plaza wedding ceremony.

 

8. Ask them to sing a special song

 

Does one of your family members have an incredible voice? Have them sing your first dance song or another special song during the wedding reception.

Including Your Family Members on Your Wedding Day | Sing a special song | Treasury on the Plaza

Image by Life & Love Studio

 

9.   Make a personalized keepsake to remember this special day

 

Father of the bride wedding gift | Treasury on the Plaza St. Augustine, Florida

Image by Alex & Cammy

Rachel had gifts in the Banker’s Lounge for Jon and her dad to open while getting ready.

 

10. Do a private first look

 

Maybe your parent isn’t one for hankies or watches – no problem! Set aside time for a private first look with the special person who will be walking you down the aisle. (Just make sure to bring your photographer along to capture these sweet shots!)

Father-Daughter First Look | Wedding Photos

Image by Swell Studio

Father-daughter first look at The Treasury on the Plaza in St. Augustine | Florida Wedding Venues

Image by Casie Marie Photography 

Father-daughter first look at The Treasury on the Plaza in St. Augustine | Florida Wedding Venues

Image by Sarahdipity Photography

 

To the families who raised us, love us, and got us to this big moment, this day is for you, too!

How will you say your “thank you” and include your family on your wedding day?

 

Including Your Family on Your Wedding Day | Treasury on the Plaza | Wedding venue in St. Augustine, Florida

Image by Rob Futrell 

 

 

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